Major Structural Airway Pathologies of Patient Complaining Nasal Obstruction: Analysis of Frequency, Preoperative Complaints and Benefit from Surgery

Ustun G. G., Ozturk S., Gursoy K., Ergun E., DAĞ O., Kocer U.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.30, no.5, pp.1479-1483, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000005554
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1479-1483
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Modern rhinoplasty has an aesthetic and a functional component that cannot be separated. Functional rhinoplasty generally concentrates on optimizing nasal airflow. Numerous techniques have been described for correction of each pathology. There seems to be a consensus on the benefit of surgery to patients with nasal obstruction. Present study aimed to determine if specific airway pathologies have differential effects on patient complaints and techniques addressing them have differential effects on perceived benefit from surgery.